Fancy a wee dram?

There are several distilleries within a short distance of Highland Farm Cottages. Here are a few of our favourites.

Dalmore Distillery

Once owned by the Mackenzies, this distillery is 15 minutes’ drive from Highland Farm Cottages, and produces a whisky called ‘The Mackenzie’ to this day. Dalmore Distillery was established by Alexander Matheson in 1839 and leased with limited success to the Sutherland Family. In 1878 the lease was transferred to the Mackenzie Brothers and it was at this point that the Dalmore gained its signature 12-point stag crest. The Mackenzie family received this royal crest in 1263 after Clan Chief Colin of Kintail saved King Alexander III’s life from a raging stag. The legend is depicted beautifully in the largest painting currently held in the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh entitled ‘The Death of the Stag’.

Glenmorangie Distillery

Very famous and widely loved, this whisky’s home is 30 minutes from Highland Farm Cottages, and tours are available too.

Glen Ord Distillery

Based at Muir of Ord produces the famous ‘The Singleton’. It’s 15 minutes from Highland Farm Cottages.

Community Owned GlenWyvis Distillery

Coming soon! . . .Dingwall is currently making history by making whisky today. Well almost “today” – by the end of November 2017, Kenneth’s younger brother’s idea of building a community-owned distillery will start to make whisky in Dingwall for the first time in 100 years. GlenWyvis is a five-minute drive from Highland Farm Cottages, and tours will be available from the summer of 2018.

Dalwhinnie Distillery

A fine whisky and well worth a visit. If driving north to Highland Farm Cottages, you will pass the Dalwhinnie Distillery on the A9 with about an hour to go on your journey.